4 ways tech can help your mental health
The headlines say digital technology is bad for our mental health, but University of Melbourne research finds new tech could provide future tools for treatment.
From pole to pole: Treating bipolar disorder
Professor Allan Young discusses bipolar disorder and new treatments, including environmental lithium, on the University of Melbourne's Up Close podcast.
(Don’t) always look on the bright side of life
University of Melbourne research finds societal pressure to feel happy could be bad for our mental health; even contributing to the prevalence of depression.
Australia’s middle-aged suicide rate ‘a cause for alarm’
In the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Angus Deaton discusses why white America is killing itself, and why Australia should heed this warning.
Deaths of despair
In the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Angus Deaton of Princeton University discusses the social crisis facing many white middle-aged Americans.
Men’s self-reliance linked to risk of self-harm
A study of almost 14,000 men has found a strong link between those who identify as highly self-reliant and higher rates of thoughts of suicide or self-harm.
Supplements supercharge antidepressants
Omega 3 supplements can give antidepressants a boost, particularly for people who don’t respond well to the medication, a new study shows.
The silver-lining gene that could help depression
Research into a gene that makes people feel things more deeply offers hope to those with clinical depression.